[Msa-discuss] Greg Forter at the Modernism Seminar- Tues. 2/26

Samuel Alexander salexand at endicott.edu
Tue Feb 19 07:58:51 EST 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Modernism Seminar of the Mahindra Humanities Center at
Harvard on Tuesday, February 26, at 6:00 p.m. to hear Greg Forter
(University of South Carolina) give a presentation on:

*The Inarticulate Scream of History: *

*Utopian Desire and Modernist Form in Benjamin, Chakrabarty, and Zoë
Wicomb’s David’s Story*

*Please Note*: The presentation will take place in the Mahindra Humanities
Center, Barker 114 (not our usual room 133).

*Greg Forter* is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina.
He is the author of three books: *Murdering Masculinities: Fantasies of
Gender and Violence in the American Crime Novel* (NYUP, 2000), *Gender,
Race, and Mourning in American Modernism* (Cambridge UP, 2011), and *Critique
and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction: Atlantic and Other
Worlds* (Oxford
UP, 2019). His essays have appeared in such journals as *American
Literature*, *differences*, *Novel*, *Narrative*, *Raritan*, and *Contemporary
Literature*. He is currently at work on a project entitled “Time and World
in the Global Anglophone,” which examines the co-constitution of “world”
and “time” in contemporary expressive culture.

In addition, Professor Forter will be giving a talk on postcolonial fiction
at BU the day before he speaks at the Modernism Seminar, on Monday,
February 25 at 5 pm in the College of Arts & Sciences Building (725
Commonwealth Avenue), Room 132: “Provincializing the ‘American’ in American
Lit: Colonial Violence and the Untranslatable in Kamila Shamsie’s *Burnt

There is free parking near the HHC at the Broadway Garage, on Felton
between Broadway and Cambridge Street. Just tell the attendant that you're
participating in an event at the HHC. Normally the attendant is welcoming,
as long as it's after 5:00 p.m., even if we are erroneously not on the good

We hope you'll be able to attend the session, which, as always, includes
discussion after the presentation.

Details about the Center, including a calendar of events, are available at:

*Upcoming Spring 2019 Speakers*

March 26 at 6:00pm (Room 133, Barker Center): Lucy Collins (University
College, Dublin), "Louis MacNeice at Sea"

April 9 at 6:00pm (Room 133, Barker Center): Michelle Clayton (Brown
University), Title TBA

Best wishes,

Sam Alexander, Endicott College

salexand at endicott.edu


Paige Reynolds, College of the Holy Cross

preynold at holycross.edu


John Paul Riquelme, Boston University

jpriquel at bu.edu

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